This Labor Day weekend my sister and brother-in-law visited us in Lethbridge. Our main event of the weekend was a trip to the famous Waterton Lakes Provincial Park. Although we live just over an hour from the park, it's been years since we've bothered to visit. It's a beautiful place. Our daughter Amy and her family come down for a week of mountain hiking and visiting with her in-laws in their cabin somewhere in the mountains. For us older ones though, exploring the town was all we could manage. Waterton has something for everyone.
On a bluff overlooking the town of Waterton stands the iconic Prince of Wales Hotel. This busy hotel was built in 1929 and strives to maintain an air of British elegance...a lovely place to visit.
|The gift shop and restaurant are very popular with the tourists.|
|The valets and other hotel staff wore kilts to add to|
the British atmosphere.
|This beach at the edge of town is watched over by the grand Hotel.|
|And of course Wendy and I enjoyed browsing in the gift shop.|
|This is taken from the bluff behind the hotel. Those lakes form a|
chain that crosses the international border between Canada and
the US. A boat makes regular trips through the chain of lakes.
|The beautiful Cameron Falls is a popular spot to visit|
|There's a trail to the right that takes you above the falls|
for a beautiful view.
|And we finished our day off with a visit to one of the many ice cream|
shops in the townsite. This one was closed for a wedding so we had
to go to another one, but I liked the name of the shop.
And now summer's over, kids are back in school, RVs are parked for another year and life gets back to normal as we prepare for a beautiful fall and long winter ahead. It's nice to know we have nice summer memories and photos to remind us of the long lazy days we've just enjoyed.